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Popular Music of Newfoundland Project recording dubs/Michael Taft & Shelley Posen

Identifier: MF050

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an interview with Jimmy Linegar who primarily discusses music and his life.


  • Creation: 1972

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. May not be used for publication, broadcast, or recording, or can be in any way orally transmitted without permission of one or both of the donors as well as permission from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive.


1 item

Language of Materials



NA0761 Jimmy Linegar, interviewed by Michael Taft and Sheldon Posen, 1972, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dubs of tapes on deposit at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archives. Newfoundland Popular Music Project, sponsored by a grant from the Canadian Folk Music Society. Linegar, born in 1936, talks about female country and western singers; various guitars he’s played; the Doc Williams Show, Hank Snow, and Wilf Carter coming to Newfoundland; being in the Children’s Savings program; how he got a sponsor (W. W. MacDonald); Bargain Hour Show; traveling and playing at dances; going to Montreal; drinking; Air Force; Rock ‘n’ Roll; folk music; various jobs in the U. S. and Canada. Text: 101 pp. transcript, 5 pp. catalog. Recording: mfc_na0761_ na0762_t0607_01, mfc_na0761_ na0762_t0607_02, mfc_na0761_t0604_01, mfc_na0761_t0604_02, mfc_na0761_t0605_01, mfc_na0761_t0605_02, mfc_na0761_t0606_01, mfc_na0761_t0606_02 2 hours.

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

Guide to the Popular Music of Newfoundland Project recording dubs/Michael Taft and Shelley Posen
In Progress
Amanda Marden
March 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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University of Maine
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